Published: Tue, June 11, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Trump Says He's No Nixon Because 'He Left. I Don't Leave.'

Trump Says He's No Nixon Because 'He Left. I Don't Leave.'

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The House judiciary committee expects to receive the first files of underlying evidence from Robert Mueller's report soon, after a sudden shift by the justice department as Democrats consider impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. All members of the Judiciary Committee-Democrats and Republicans alike-will be able to view them.

Mueller identified 10 potential cases of obstruction of justice by Trump in his report, but the former Special Counsel said his office could neither clear nor accuse Trump of obstructing his investigation, citing a long-standing Justice Department opinion that a sitting president cannot be indicted.

The resolution, if passed, would allow for lawsuits against Attorney General William Barr and former White House Counsel Don McGahn.

"You can't impeach somebody when there's never been a thing done wrong", he said at the White House.

The Mueller report found that the Trump campaign did not collude with Russian operatives. "They can't just see whatever they want", the source told Fox News.

"The president is out of legal jeopardy because the Mueller investigation is over with, but he's not out of political jeopardy because his opponents in the House of Representatives will take documents acquired in the legal investigation and use them, as the President says, for a "do-over" on the political side", he continued.

Nadler said that if the department "proceeds in good faith and we are able to obtain everything that we need, then there will be no need to take further steps". Joyce White Vance, former USA attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, said, "Mueller was investigating an attack on our democracy by a hostile foreign power, and on multiple occasions, the president tried to thwart it, curtail it, or end it completely, either by removing the special counsel outright or interfering with his ability to gather evidence".

Representative Doug Collins, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said the agreement indicated the Trump administration was not stonewalling Congress, adding that Democrats should focus on the threat from Russian Federation. Last week, the Speaker said that Trump's threatened tariffs on Mexico were both bad policy and a distraction from the Mueller report.

On Monday, the House Judiciary Panel heard from John Dean, a former White House counsel whose testimony helped bring down former President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal.

He said he saw parallels between Mueller's findings regarding Trump and those of congressional investigators looking into Nixon's administration decades ago.

Right now, there are around 60 House Democrats who support an inquiry, a number that has risen in recent weeks but is still a fraction of the overall total of House Democrats.

In a second tweet on Monday, while Dean was testifying, Trump again said that Dean is a disgrace.

"Stated a little differently, special counsel Mueller has provided this committee with a road map".

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